Catherine Bennett


Catherine has over 12 years’ experience of handling complex, sensitive and high value claims for Defendants. She is a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution and manages a team of lawyers undertaking a broad range of case work of differing value and complexity. She also manages Capsticks’ Claims Handling Service which provides an innovative, outsourced service for the management of healthcare organisations’ claims.

Catherine is a recognised expert in defending the most challenging claims, including those concerning alleged breaches of human rights. Although very experienced in traditional court based litigation, Catherine has used mediation successfully on behalf of defendants on numerous occasions.

Catherine is well known for leading the Capsticks’ claims handling service. She has developed an innovative in-house administrative service for Trusts.

Training is one of Catherine’s passions and she has lectured extensively on medico-legal topics and trends in litigation at board level.

Notable cases

  • ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2015] EWHC 1394 (QB) and on appeal - the extent of the duty of care to third parties in a genetic condition.
  • Jabang v Wadman & Ors [2017] EWHC 1894 (QB) – successfully secured a discontinuance over a challenge to TB screening processes in the UK and defended at trial the A&E care. 
  • Ahmed Oukhellou v Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 2303 (QB). Successful defence of post-operative infection of the knee. 
  • Julie Connolly v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 1339 (QB). No failings in the consent process
  • Caroline Owens v South London Healthcare NHS Trust. Used evidence of exaggeration to reduce the claim by £3.8 million.


  • Law Society
  • London and the South East Diversity and Inclusion Forum


  • M.A. (Cantab), 1997
  • M.A. Medical Law and Ethics, King's College, London, 2006

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